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During National Prevention Week, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and mental health promotion.
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MaKayla Barstow, a Connecticut teen who is very active in her community, talks about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
While there may be a few activities that aren’t available due to the pandemic, there are still a lot of socially distant ways to have fun with your friends.
Turning down drugs can be a little awkward. Here are eight honest and anxiety-free ways to say "no" and still keep your cool.
Fifteen-year-old Victoria Gacek talks about the fun ways she stays drug free and how to respond to peer pressure.
(The NIDA Blog Team, August 2020) You can use your phone to do almost anything these days—including staying healthy.
How can you get away from constant, everyday pressure from your friends or schoolmates? Check out a few ideas.
Teens share their reasons for not using drugs.
Abbigail Waters writes about how she responds to peer pressure, deals with stress, and makes a difference in her community.